(06/12/2002)
Calhoun County Schools held their employee recognition program on May 24, 2002. Employees were recognized for perfect attendance, years of service, Superintendent's Advisory Council, nominees for Teacher and Service Employee of the Year, Bus Driver safe driving awards, Teacher of the Year and Service Employee of the Year.

Retirees were honored for their many years of service. They were: Donna Brannon, Fern Byrd, Bill Jarvis, Cheryl McCallister, Nelma Jo McCutcheon, and Patty Mitchell. Fern and Jo retired earlier but returned for the program.

Nominees for Teacher of the Year were: Patty Haught - Pleasant Hill; Linda Jarvis - Middle School; Cheryl McCallister - Career Center; Kathy Nichols - Arnoldsburg; Anita Parsons - High School

Linda Jarvis was selected Teacher of the Year (See: Teacher of the Year article.)

Nominees For Service Employee of the year were: Millie Arnold - Arnoldsburg; Leo Craddock - Bus Operator; Bill Jarvis - Middle/High; Cheryl Jarvis - Central Office; Nancy Weekley - Career Center; Joyce Williams - Pleasant Hill.

Leo Craddock was selected Service Employee of the year.

Leo Craddock

Bill Jarvis

Donna Brannon

Fern Byrd

Cheryl McCallister

Employees were honored and received service pins for 5 through 35 years of service. Superintendent Ron Blakenship presented employees with pins and certificates. Some recipients not pictured.

Karen Blankenship and Marsha Huff - 5 years

Paula Boggs, Roger Chenoweth
and Clyde Knotts - 10 years

Kim Batten and Bill Queen - 15 years

Linda Shock, Nancy Taylor
and Larry Stinn- 20 years

Jerry Fox, Jan Jarrell, Jane Lynch,
Mike Offutt, Donnie Price, Bob Rentschler,
Sandy Rentschler and Ken Townsend - 25 years

Donna Brannon, Leo Craddock,
Anne Murphy, Dotti Nemitz, Wayne Wager
and Kathy Wood - 30 years

Judy Kerns and Jean Simers - 35 years

Juanita Berdine was presented a plaque
for her service as a board member

Tom Lewis was recognized for helping
a student over and above his job duties

Superintendent's Advisory Council
Bob Bonar, Sherry Butt, Starling Hoblert,
James Pierce, Judy Prusack, Joy Starcher,
Nancy Weekley and Gina Yancey

Perfect Attendance - Pat Bell, Bob Bonar,
Andy Bremar, Bill Collins, Bruce Jett,
Tommy Lewis, Jim Morgan and Nola Smith

Safe Driving Awards (number of years as of June 30, 2001) Left to Right: Clyde Knotts (8 years), Bill Mace (4 years), Mitch Morgan (17 years), Herald Fulks (4 years), Pat Bell (21 years), Leo Craddock (27 years), Bruce Jett (12 years), Tim Abel (3 years), Tom Lewis (5years) and Tim Whipkey (10 years). Not Pictured: Roger Chenoweth (9 years), Bill Collins (17 years), Bill Cunningham (22 years), Ron Gordon (13 years), Chuck Heiney (5 years), Bronson Hickman (21 years), Tim Hickman (16 years), and Gerald Riddle (2 years)


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